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May 8th, 2018

Ancient Greek city in southern Turkey up for sale at $8.35M

A 2,500-year-old ancient city located in Turkey’s southern Muğla province is on sale for 35 million Turkish liras ($8.35 million), while officials are unable to protect its historical heritage as the land it is located on is private property. Credit: HürriyetProperty owners who put up the land for sale, where the ancient Greek city of Bargylia is located in, want …Continue reading →

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25 years of fossil collecting yields clearest picture of extinct 12-foot aquatic predator

After 25 years of collecting fossils at a Pennsylvania site, scientists at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University now have a much better picture of an ancient, extinct 12-foot fish and the world in which it lived. A rendition of what the Hyneria lindae might have looked like [Credit: Jason Poole, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University]Although …Continue reading →

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New research suggests that dawn of plate tectonics could have turned Earth into snowball

A research duo from The University of Texas at Austin and UT Dallas have put forward a hypothesis that links the dawn of plate tectonics with “snowball Earth”–a period of climate change that sent the planet into a deep freeze that lasted millions of years. During its ‘snowball’ phase, the Earth may have resembled Enceladus, a moon of Saturn  that …Continue reading →

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Earth’s orbital changes have influenced climate, life forms for at least 215 million years

Every 405,000 years, gravitational tugs from Jupiter and Venus slightly elongate Earth’s orbit, an amazingly consistent pattern that has influenced our planet’s climate for at least 215 million years and allows scientists to more precisely date geological events like the spread of dinosaurs, according to a Rutgers-led study. Within ancient rocks in Arizona’s Petrified Forest National Park, scientists have identified …Continue reading →

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Roman artefacts found in Rhine region show evidence of bloody uprising

In the North Rhine-Westphalian town of Krefeld, a recent archaeological dig revealed thousands of ancient relics. These finds tell the story of the region’s turbulent Roman history. One of the ancient Roman helmets found in the recent excavation in Krefeld [Credit: DPA]Tens of thousands of artefacts were dug out of sand and clay near the Rhine, archaeologists in Krefeld announced …Continue reading →

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New survey confirms no hidden Nefertiti chamber in Tutankhamun’s tomb

After almost three months of study, a new geophysics survey has provided conclusive evidence that no hidden chambers exist adjacent to or inside Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of Kings in Luxor, Egypt [Credit: Nasser Nuri/Reuters]Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, announced the results, adding that the head …Continue reading →

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Scientists call for ‘open-skies’ imagery policy over Israel and Palestine

New Oxford University research has called for an ‘open-skies policy’ around the availability of high resolution satellite imagery of Israel and Palestine. A 2013 CNES/Airbus satellite image of a new site that could be identified because looting pits over the site are visible on high-resolution satellite imagery [Credit: Map data ©2018 Google]Since 1997, the Kyl-Bingaman Amendment (KBA) to the 1997 …Continue reading →

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Ediacara Biota flourished in bacterially rich marine habitats

Some of the earliest animals on Earth were soft-bodied ocean-dwellers that ranged from a few inches to several feet and were shaped like circular discs, tubes, or cushion-like bags. A Dickinsonia fossil animal of the Ediacaran era [Credit: Verisimilus (CC BY 3.0)]While fossil impressions from the Ediacaran Era–635 to 541 million years ago–reveal their existence, little is known about this …Continue reading →

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6 keer de vetste DIY bar! (zie mancave.conrad.nl)

Het is bijna een onmisbaar element in de MANCAVE: een bar. Het geeft de ruimte sfeer, gezelligheid en vooral een plek om met je vrienden te gaan zitten en jullie levens uitvoerig te bespreken. Een bar die je zelf of met vrienden hebt gebouwd, is zelfs nog toffer! Een DIY bar dus. Hier heb je niet alleen maar superveel plezier …Continue reading →

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Scientists hark back to Pleistocene to trace prioritary areas for conservation

Identifying priority areas for action is a major challenge in biodiversity conservation projects. A group of researchers have chosen an approach based on past scenarios to try to understand the history of climate conditions in the regions analyzed. Atlantic Forest Fragmentation [Credit: Cnes – Spot Satellite Image via Wikimedia]”The regions that have suffered least from climate change in the last …Continue reading →

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